Welcome, during the winter months the yachtsmen and women of Almerimar broadcast a radio net Monday to Friday on channel 67 (or 68 if busy)
This is run by volunteers.


News:
Gossip:
Items for sale:
Social Event:
Weather.

Social Events  
Listen to the net for up-to-date information.
Also check out the Almerimar Yachting Community on Facebook. 

Monday:
11:00 Ladies coffee morning at cafe Noray
11:00 Men’s coffee at  cafe Algarbe.

Tuesday:
11:00 Tia Chi at the Espigon restaurant hosted by Christine. €2.00 donation.
15:00 Boul on the west beach 

Wednesday:
Every third Wednesday of the month there is a market in El Ejido.

Thursday:
Market at Roquetus every Thursday except for fiestas.
19:00 Jam session at McGowans in the square. All are welcome to join in
Friday:
No line dancing until 17th 11:00 Line dancing at the Espigon restaurant.
12:00 ‘Ladies in Boats’ meeting at the Gula restaurant.

17.30. December 6
Club náutico Almerimar
Sailing club behind the Varadero
Walk past the barrier at the start of the east to get there
Senior sailor Frank from SY Dansa na Mara will give a presentation of his world travels. In English, two hours with a small break. Seats limited. Sign up by contacting Nicky ( mooring 272 or mail rockhopperoflune@hotmail.com)
If you have no seat you will get on a waiting list for a second session date to be decided.
19:00 Yachties get-together at Marios

Saturday:
16:00 – 20:00 Spanish dancing at ?

Sunday.
10:00 Almerimar walking group. Meet at Mercadona car park. Bring packed lunch, water and sensible clothing. Walks are around 10-15 kilometres. If you share a car please contribute towards the fuel.
Every Sunday morning there is a market in Vicar

Notes: I have added full details of the markets on the Almerimar page.
The Espigon restaurant (In Spanish it means ‘Breakwater) is the first restaurant on the east beach.

Coming fiestas.
Friday december 6, National holiday
Dia de la constitución, Mercadona closed

Sunday, December 8
National holiday
Fiesta nacional de la inmaculada concepción
Stores may close on Monday as the national holiday is on a Sunday

 

Be loved, be famous.
Volunteer as a coordinator – as easy as a phone call to a friend. 

Below is a suggested crib-sheet.

  1. Morning. My name is <         > from the yacht <       >. Welcome to the Almerimar VHF Net for    The purpose of this net is to share information about the marina and surrounding area. First of all is there any emergency or priority traffic? Come in now please OVER. (If nothing heard then continue)
  2. Radio Check, please. OVER   (Not really necessary but proves at least one person is listening and saves you feeling lonely)
  3. I am your net co-co-coordinator for today. You’re very welcome to join in; please give your name and boat name and wait to be recognised……. So welcome to all listeners … are there any new arrivals to the marina…is anybody leaving? OVER
(Try to make the new arrivals feel welcome; ask them where they come from, how long they are staying and  so on and sad farewells to those leaving.)
  1. Does anybody require local knowledge; in the marina or in El Eijdo; shops, doctors, dentist, lawn mower repair shops, bus time tables, marriage guidance councillors etc OVER
(Feel free to ask any other listeners to come in and help)
  1. Does anybody require a lift? Can anybody offer a lift? OVER
  2. The next item “Treasures of the Bilge” Anybody needing anything or wants to dispose of anything. Does anybody need to borrow tools or need technical assistance?
  3. Social Events (See enclosed sheet, but always ask if anybody has suggestions – barbecues, parties, sailing days etc
  4. Weather (for variety get a forecast from someone else. Try occasionally to get a barometer consensus – shows you may have more people listening than you think)
  5. Is there any other business, thoughts for the day, jokes, anecdotes, moans and complaints, even praise? Come in now please OVER
11 Your net co-coordinator for tomorrow is (See List) Thank you for listening, this is <       > standing  by on 67 for the next  xxx minutes 
Notes If, as often happens there is traffic on 67 move to 68
Always try to get other people to join in as much as possible.
This crib is in my talking style – feel free to change it to suit your personality.
Try to avoid direct advertising on the net. Grey areas obviously do exist.
Any real problems take a big stick and whack somebody……
No mention that it is rumoured that some people run a taxi service to the airport…if you want to share this information you must speak to them privately not on VHF

If you don’t have a printer call around to yacht DriKe, pantalan 1, berth 116 and I’ll print you a copy.
Chris Southwood …

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